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10 Kids Friendly Events Ahead of Children's Day

From Shaolin Kung Fu to Jack and the Beanstalk. Here are upcoming events for Kids & Family
2024-05-31 12:00:00

Tony-nominated Songshan Shaolin KungFu Show group will present this Chinese martial arts show for kids and families that love Kung Fu. This is a performance event that integrates kung fu, dance, music, and drama from the perspective of kids. The show is 70 minutes long including a 10-minute interaction segment.

The modern dance performance "Play" is set to make its Asian debut in Shanghai on Children's Day. This dance is a collaborative production between the Spanish modern dance group Aracaladanza and the Shanghai Children's Art Theatre. As one of the world's leading groups dedicated to creating and performing modern dance specifically for children, Aracaladanza has presented a series of outstanding works. In 2018, the Shanghai Children's Art Theatre was invited to join as a co-producer of "Play." At the 23rd Premio MAX, "Play" stood out among 359 performances to win the Best Costume Design Award, Best Original Music Award, and Best Lighting Design Award, making it the only production to receive three awards among all winners. This performance is recommended for ages four and up, lasting about 55 minutes.

Welcome the new interactive children’s exhibit “Windmill” at the West Bund Museum on Children’s Day! The museum will opening their new child focused exhibit in their interactive room and hosting a series of DIY art activities for kids to sign up for. Parents are encouraged to stay with their kids during the event at the exhibit but can enjoy a full day of art, food and drinks available at the museum cafe and access to the gorgeous West Bund walkway! Recommend for ages 5 years old to 12 years old.

The kind-hearted little boy Jack obtained a magic bean and became friends with the lovely Princess Mary. One night, the giant took Princess Mary back to his towering castle as a souvenir. Just as Jack was struggling with how to go to the castle to rescue his friends, the magic beans grew crazily, allowing Jack to soar into the clouds and embark on an adventure. Can they get out of danger?

Konzerteeny's live music concerts are tailored for the youngest music enthusiasts, often overlooked in traditional concert halls, where the joy of music knows no age limits! Konzerteeny's mission is to offer enriching, complex, and, above all, beautiful and mesmerizing experiences of classical live music - a treat usually reserved for grown-ups - in a warm, welcoming, and friendly atmosphere for children from birth up to 7 years of age, as well as for their caretakers.

Tatsuya Miyanishi's World of Wonder is the first large-scale solo exhibition of picture book art master Miyoshi Tatsuya, who has nearly hundreds of millions of readers across all age groups worldwide. It covers an area of 1000 square meters, with 57 painting works and over 200 precious manuscripts and paintings. This exhibition involves over 100 cartoon characters from Tatsuya Miyanishi's picture books. The exhibition is on the 3rd floor of Hopson One Mall.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit based on the hilarious movie starring Jack Black is set to rock out at New Bund 31 Theatre. This irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. With a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Julian Fellowes and an incredible cast of kids shredding guitars, pounding drums and rocking out live, School of Rock will test your head, and your mind, and your brain too. A treat for rockers of all ages.


Zotter Chocolate Theatre is in Shanghai and they are giving a complete chocolate tour including a 17-minute documentary titled "Hello, Cocoa." Your golden ticket to the chocolate factory is here and you don't need to tear through hundreds of chocolate bars to find it. Learn about the history of chocolate manufacturing, participate in a DIY chocolate session, and taste more than one hundred kinds of chocolate. Pre-sale tickets (6 years old and above) are at 258rmb, and the Two People Package (6 years old and above) is at 408rmb. Each pre-sale ticket holder can bring 1 free child below 6 years old. Note: Please make an appointment at least one day in advance.

If you're a fan of monkeying around 60ft in the air, Magic Jungle is something worth looking into. Their North Bund location right near the International Ferry Terminal is a 400m² high ropes course with over 90 elements like swinging from pillar to pillar, riding bicycles along a 7-inch-thick plank of wood, carefully edging their way along rolling cylinders and more, all while suspended 20-30m in the air right in front of the Lujiazui skyline. The Highlight Pass ticket gets you exactly that - a full 2-hour pass on Giant Swing, Crazy Slider and Magic Island viewing platform. This ticket is available for healthy people aged between 4 and 60with a height over 140cm and a weight of under 80kg.

Light up your dreams! Tickets for Shanghai Disneyland start at ¥339, Shanghai Disneyland transforms your fairy tale dreams into reality with eight magical zones: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove, Tomorrowland, Toy Story Land, and Zootopia, each filled with creativity and adventure. Enjoy parades, fireworks, and interactive shows like "Frozen Sing-Along" and "Golden Fairytale Fanfare." Discounted tickets: weekdays adults 439rmb, children 339rmb; weekends adults 559rmb, children 419rmb; annual passes adults 1,349rmb, children 999rmb. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, must be purchased 48 hours in advance. Ticket purchase period: May 28 - June 30; annual pass purchase period: May 13 - December 30. Park hours: 08:30-21:30.